Festive vacations are always great fun and a wonderful way to get together with family and friends. Whether it’s a more intimate trip with your partner or immediate family members or a bigger affair, it’s always a good opportunity to make some lasting, fond memories. It’s also better when you head out to a destination that can reflect some of that festive spirit to help you all get into the mood and engross yourself into the seasonal celebrations. Here are some great vacation destinations for your next festive trip.

Orlando, Florida

Heading down to the Sunshine State is a popular choice, especially for those who are seeking warmer weather over the fall/winter-based holidays. Orlando, in particular, has plenty to do, including the opportunity to visit some world-famous amusements park with the kids or fellow adrenaline junkies. There are plenty of great restaurants and shopping to do for those looking for some retail therapy or a more relaxed approach to the festivities. There are even some fantastic resorts that cater to a variety of different religions and celebrations. For example, Villatel Kosher Events offer Passover Orlando celebrations for those seeking to celebrate in the sun.

New York, New York

The images of Christmas time in New York have inspired people from all over the globe to spend the holiday season in this vibrant city. The shops are all decorated beautifully, snow-covered Central Park looks idyllic, and everyone wants to try out their ice-skating skills at the Rockefeller Centre in front of that enormous Christmas tree. The atmosphere in New York City is incredible at the best of times, but something about Christmas in the Big Apple is purely magical, making it a perfect destination to enjoy this holiday in.

Aspen, Colorado

For those who prefer to spend their winter festivities surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Aspen is a must. The town is famous for its ski resorts and is something of a mecca for those who enjoy winter sports. The beautiful landscape certainly does inspire a festive spirit, especially when watching the snowfall from a log cabin as you sip on a hot cup of cocoa!

Sonoma Valley, California

If you’re looking for a quieter location for some top-class escapism Sonoma Valley is a great choice. Ideal for relaxed 4th of July celebrations during the summer, you can look out across the rolling hills and vineyards as you enjoy the peace of this pastoral paradise. It would make a fine destination for Thanksgiving, too. With San Francisco only 45 miles south, there is also the opportunity to spend some time in the city if you so wish.

York, Maine

New England is a perfect destination for Halloween and Thanksgiving, as it’s famous for its breathtaking fall foliage. The bright reds, oranges, and yellows of the trees transform the area into a picture-perfect setting for these celebrations, and York in Maine offers visitors plenty to do. Enjoy a coastal walk as you head down to look at the Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse and then enjoy a festive drink at the Wiggly Bridge Distillery.

Going away for the holidays is always a great way to experience the festive fun. Try some of these great destinations for a different type of celebration this year!